Week in photos


Check out some of the most striking photos from global news events of the past week here.

France: Participants in the Tour de France race past a wheat field on the 180 km route between Clermont-Ferrand and Moulins, in central France. (Photo: Marco Bertorello/AFP)

People watch flowing lava during a volcanic eruption near Litli Hrutur, south-west of Reykjavik in Iceland on July 10, 2023. - A volcanic eruption started on July 10, 2023 around 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Iceland's capital Reykjavik, the country's meteorological office said, marking the third time in two years that lava has gushed out in the area. "The eruption is taking place in a small depression just north of Litli Hrutur, from which smoke is escaping in a north-westerly direction," the office said.  Footage circulating in the local media shows a massive cloud of smoke rising from the ground as well as a substantial flow of lava.  (Photo by Kristinn Magnusson / AFP) / Iceland OUT / ICELAND OUT

Iceland: People look at the flowing lava during a volcanic eruption near Litli Hrutur, southwest of Reykjavik in Iceland. The volcano began erupting on Monday, the third time in the past two years. A giant cloud of smoke hangs over the area. (Photo: Kristinn Magnusson/AFP)

In the: A man in New Delhi carries a dog to safety after the Yamuna River overflowed its banks due to heavy monsoon rains. Days of monsoon rains have already claimed 55 lives in India and dozens of foreign tourists have been stranded in the Himalayas after floods made roads in the mountainous region impassable. (Photo: Arun Sankar/AFP)

France: Visitors squint at them Amorphophallus titanium, the world’s largest flower, after it first bloomed on July 11 in the botanical gardens at Villers-les-Nancy in France. The flower has a pistil of 1.95 m high and reddish-brown petal-shaped funnel. Many people waited excitedly to witness the phenomenon first hand, despite the smell of rotting flesh emanating from the plant. (Photo: Jean-Christophe Verhaegen/AFP)

England: A civil engineer walks into a 7 m wide concrete tunnel in west London. London’s existing sewer system dates back to the second half of the 1800s and with a population expected to continue to grow, renovations to the network are critical. The new 25 km long super sewer system is 7.2 m in circumference and winds from the west to the east of the city following the curve of the River Thames. (Photo: Daniel Leal/AFP)